Is Fostering a Good Fit For Us? Things to Consider

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There are several things to consider when making the decision to foster a child. Fostering comes with many challenges, but is also very rewarding. Involving your children in the decision making process and having an open dialogue about the different elements of foster care is important. Some of the elements discussed in this tip sheet include

  • the purpose of foster care
  • the types of kids in foster care
  • time frames
  • the emotional and behavior problems that may exist
  • expectations
  • supervision

 

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Author: Coalition for Children, Youth & Families
Additional Author: Foster Care & Adoption Resource Center
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